|Additive Summary||Yellow 2G (E107)|
|Essence||Yellow 2G (E107) is a synthetic azo dye (artificial color) used for yellow coloring and banned in many countries.|
|Names||Yellow 2G, E107, Food Yellow 5, Acid Yellow 17, CI18965, C.I. Acid Yellow 17, Lissamine Fast Yellow, Light Fast Yellow 2G, Kayacyl Yellow GG, C.I. Food Yellow 5, Acid Leather Yellow 2GL, Fenalan Yellow G, Erio Flavine 3G, Erio Flavine SX, and others.|
|Sourcing||This dye is fully synthetically made and derived from coal tar.|
|Application||Coloring (yellow, very water-soluble).|
|Acceptable Daily Intake||Unknown. Supposedly not established.|
|Side Effects||As an artificial color, the Food Yellow 5 has been linked to cancer. It can also potentially lead to irritability, infertility, brain damage, hyperactivity (ADHD), and among other ill effects obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD. People with asthma and aspirin intolerance will experience other allergic reactions as well.
The coloring has been banned in Austria, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, and the USA.
|Studies||15+ studies on Pubmed. Less than 10 studies on safety.|
(As An Additive)
|Seriously Harmful. | Category 5 Additive.|
|Products||It is fairly uncommon to have the Yellow 2G in supplements.
It is used in processed foods like mayonnaise, chocolates, sweets, candies, pastries, soft drinks, and others.